AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson has been one of the best shot-stoppers in Europe over the past 12 months. And even though Roma are not keen to part ways with him, other sides have already expressed interest in acquiring the Brazil international.
One of those teams is Real Madrid, and Los Blancos are getting closer and closer to secure a move for the talented goalkeeper. In fact, things have gone so far that Spanish outlet El Mundo Deportivo already reported that the Santiago Bernabeu outfit has reached an agreement (on personal terms) with the 25-year-old.
Real Madrid still need to find an agreement with AS Roma, who are reportedly holding out for €80 million for their prized asset. But the Serie A side’s president, James Pallotta, revealed that a deal is close to completion. Originally Los Blancos had offered €55 million plus €5 million in bonuses, but they have upped the offer and the latest reports have indicated that Real Madrid now offered €78M.
Alisson largely impressed in 37 Serie A outings for AS Roma, while also featuring in 16 2018 World Cup qualifiers with Brazil. He is expected to be La Selecao’s starting goalkeeper in the 2018 World Cup, so his value could rise even more if Brazil have a good performance in the tournament.
Therefore, Real Madrid must act quickly before Alisson gets too expensive. But it seems they are set to complete the deal right on time.